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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Civil Air Patrol hosts Open House

The Frank H. Kettlewood Composite Squadron of the United States Civil Air Patrol will host an open house beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Painesville Church of the Nazarene, 6235 Chestnut St. in Painesville.
The Civil Air Patrol began in the 1930s and during World War II flew numerous missions, saving crews and passengers from sinking vessels, and sinking two enemy submarines. It became an official group just one week before the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war, the Civil Air Patrol became the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Stop in at the open house to get more information about this interesting group.
A composite squadron is composed of both cadets, those younger than age 18; and seniors, adults 18 and older who are interested in aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
For details, call 440-415-5528 or email

Rock-A-thon benefits hospice
The Annual Rock-A-thon to benefit Hospice of the Western Reserve will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of Perry AMVETS Post 1971, 4425 Main St. in Perry.
What is a Rock-A-thon? Individuals will be rocking in rocking chairs while earning donations from sponsors. This Rock-A-thon was formerly sponsored by Perry AMVETS Post 1971 Ladies Auxiliary and has been adopted by the 20th District Ladies Auxiliary consisting of Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Maple Heights, Richfield and Perry.
The Rock-A-thons have earned $46,000 for Hospice of the Western Reserve and anyone can join in by rocking or donating. For more information or to get a sponsor sheet, call Gertie Rorabaugh at 440-259-4242.

Young Marines work for trip
Ashtabula County Young Marines will host a garage sale 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1295 South Broadway in Geneva. Come out and shop and help support the Ashtabula County Young Marines program.
If you have items to donate, call 440-812-0126. Proceeds will benefit the Young Marines trip to Washington, D.C.

AMVETS post to host clam bake
AMVETS Post 109, 7847 Lake Shore Blvd. in Mentor-on-the-Lake will host a clambake at the post home Oct. 6. Tickets are $24 for the chicken bake and $28 for steak bake. For details or to order tickets, call 440-257-9217 before Monday.

Card party at Wickliffe Legion
American Legion Auxiliary Brewer-Tarasco Post 7 in Wickliffe will host a card party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, at the post home, 29919 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe. Tickets are $9 per person and include a salad bar supper and desserts. There will be a 50/50 raffle, theme baskets and door prizes. For details, call Lucille Greig at 440-944-9732 or Dolly Hillier at 440-585-0449.

Burton post hosts soup and chili dinner
Atwood-Mauck Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton, will host an all-you-can-eat chili and soup dinner with corn bread from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the post home. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger. For details, call 440-479-0297.

Chardon VFW serves clambake
Chardon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6519, 752 Water St. in Chardon, will host its annual clambake from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the post home. Tickets are $25 per person and $10 for extra clams. Tickets for the clambake must be purchased in advance before Oct. 20. For information or tickets, call 440-285-3699.

Council on Aging offers veteran information
Lake County Council on Aging will salute Veterans Day with a Wednesday evening information meeting with the Lake County Veterans Service office. The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, and will inform veterans about available assistance and programs for men and women who have honorably served this country. The meeting will be at the Council on Aging office, 8520 East Ave. in Mentor. To register, call 440-205-8111 or email

Veterans Day event benefits Wounded Warriors
Veterans Day Campaign for A Cause, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, will be 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid. Tickets are $25 per person or $20 for veterans and seniors over age 65. Tickets include a buffet dinner served from 3 to 5 p.m., music, sideboards, a Chinese auction and raffles. The event is organized and hosted by the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post and Chapter 31. For details, call 216-337-8997; 216-346-6843; 216-973-3012 or 440-479-1410.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094: fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to

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